in the name…
A Modular exhibition on faith, disbelief and other miracles
faith / unfaithful
His faith in God made him believe in man.
Displays true devotion to his loved ones.
Believe / unbelievable!
He said he did it and I believe him.
Belief / unbelief / disbelief
Thanks to the trust of his friends, he gained a number of privileges.
We are set within the hub of ecclesiastical requisites in Athens, surrounded by church supplies and other ceremonial items used in rituals. Shop fronts with a variety of vestments and liturgical objects and other products of purpose, some of which have not yet assumed a ritualistic functionality, subject the visitor to an atmosphere of impressions and associations.
Faith or trust, Devotion or Obsession. We must express this thought in an earthly and ordinary sense: Can we act upon distinguished situations of great importance, before they develop as such? Can we embrace, that which is potentially “Grand” and “Majestic”? Do we reject it in feeling of empathy, out of fear of losing oneself to a state of inferiority? Do we mistakenly turn to defend ourselves by performing exorcisms with protection charms, gemstones, amulets and other types of applied magic? Do we “spit behind us” as a custom tradition to protect against the evil eye, or do we “throw a black stone behind us”, so as never to see it again?
Unanswered questions with an infinity of interpretations. 22 stories, 22 artists develop their artwork and installations in the rooms and spaces of a 3-storey residential building, that later housed local workshops and businesses with church supplies and utilities.
Participating artists: Nikos Artemis, Eleanna Balesi, Kostas Bassanos, Dimosthenis Bogiatzis, Katerina Botsari, Sotiris Fokeas, Vasilis Galanis, Vangelis Gokas, Babis Karalis, Markela Kontaratou, Dimitris Kontodimos, Kostas Lales, Natalia Manta, Despoina Pantazi, Nina Papaconstantinou, Nikos Papadimitriou, Amo Soy, Kleopatra Tsali, Kostas Tsolis, Andreas Vousouras, Dimitri Yin.
Opening: Friday, October 09, 2020 at 15:00
Duration: 09 – 18.10, 2020
Operating hours: Mon. – Fri. 18:00 – 21:00, Sat. & Sun. 12:00 – 16:00
Address: 25 Apollonos Str., Plaka – Mitrópoli, 105 56 Athens